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  1. John Stewart
  2. Plumas NF
  3. Saturday, 06 May 2017

Fredrick Howe and the broken anchor cable for Frenchman boat ramp dock!QUINCY, CA – May 5, 2017 – Within the Frenchman Lake (eastern Plumas County, CA) recreation area, the Frenchman boat ramp dock was just pulled when the dock anchor broke off its cable.  Forest Service recreation personnel and the recreation area concessionaire are working to secure a diver to reattach the anchor. Lunker Point boat ramp is open for service.

Frenchman Campground, open year-round, will have services/fees available this weekend (May 6/7). Big Cove & Spring Creek are anticipated (keep your fingers crossed) to be opened with service/fees this weekend as well.

Cottonwood and Chilcoot Campgrounds remain closed due to snow pack, non-operational water systems and in some instances, hazard trees need felling.

Nearby, in the Lake Davis recreation area, the Lightning Tree, Mallard and Honker boat ramps are open while the Camp 5 ramp remains closed due to snow limiting access.

While the Lightning Tree campground is open year-round, snow is preventing some use within the campground and the water systems are not yet operational. Campers need to watch for occasional hazard trees and to use common sense when locating their sites.

Grizzly & Grasshopper Campgrounds remain closed due to snow pack, non-operational water systems and in some instances, hazard trees need felling.     

For more information about Davis & Frenchman Lake and other nearby recreation opportunities, contact the Beckwourth Ranger District at 530-836-2575. For Plumas National Forest information http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/plumas/home .

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